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MedspeakUK Referring to clear, honest and direct communication, without avoiding issues or resorting to manipulative or aggressive behaviour.
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The Kjos site also asserts that PBS's popular "Teletubbies" program for toddlers is part of a United Nations-led plot to impose a "global agenda for lifelong learning" on the United States.
Trauma reactions occur much less often if more distant family members or strangers commit the abuse, the researchers assert.
We begin the ASSERT study knowing that pacemaker patients commonly experience atrial high rate episodes, but the clinical significance remains largely unknown," said Stuart J.
There may never be a consensus on how to define and measure personality," asserts University of Kentucky psychologist Thomas A.
In other words, the taxpayer did not assert its remedies at the appropriate time.
Therefore, to the extent possible, it is essential to assert tort or tort-type claims in lieu of contractual claims.
The program seeks to "save lives on the battlefield," he asserts.
DeMar and other American Vision writers employ shrill antigay rhetoric, assert that the Bible gives men the right to rule over women and insist that the United States was founded to be a "Christian nation" In one book, AV asserts that the Constitution was designed to apply only to Christians and insists that "other competing religions were not protected by the First Amendment.
It shocks me that hominids [members of the human evolutionary family] lived outside Africa that early," asserts David W Frayer of the University of Kansas at Lawrence.
Originally developed for the UK MOD Air Support Operating Centre, ASSERT is currently helping to improve the efficiency and quality of safety and environmental performance reporting within four key Operating Centres (Air Support, Combat Air, Helicopters and Ships).
In a friend-of-the-court brief, Moore's group asserts that the provision in the First Amendment barring laws "respecting an establishment of religion" protects no individual rights--a position that has been adopted by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
8) But their risky behavior likely masks a gross neglect of their ability to assert themselves.